Advanced Art of Silversmithing- Split Shank Ring
Cost $185 plus supplies ($30 and up)
6 hour class
Instructor: Dave Young and Mandi Wirtanen
Introducing this brand new advanced Silversmithing class! If you have taken the Beginners Art of Silversmithing or something comparable this class is the next step in your jewelry endeavors. This class will concentrate on how to make a split ring shank from scratch to fit to size. You will also have the option to use a plain silver bezel to shape around your stone along with some other decorative bezel options. You will then cut, solder, shape the sterling silver bezel and securely attach a handmade back-plate to your bezel and file and polish. Mastering these simple techniques is the beginning of designing high quality artist jewelry and you take home a beautiful ring that showcases your new skills!
***Experience creating a bezel will be very helpful in this class. And students wanting to get a head start you can make your bezel for your stone ahead of time. Just don't set it until the class.
*** You may bring your own stone. Purchase of Silver kit from A World of Beadsis required to take this class. If you have your own materials you prefer to use, please inquire about a private class.